A BOOK RECOMMENDATION + a request
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Normally I like to include a few different books in my reading lists, instead of talking about just one book, but I haven't been up on my reading much lately and I couldn't not talk about The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Oh it's GOOD.
It tells the mysterious story of Allan Karlsson, who escapes his old people's home on the morning of his 100th birthday. As the story twists and turns with hilarious results, the author dips into the century of Allan's life and uncovers all sorts of surprises that have been cleverly woven into the real history of the past 100 years. The storytelling is so persuasive, I had to google a few things just to double check this Mr. Karlsson wasn't real! If you read one book this month, make it this one!
Also, I'm going on holiday in 2 weeks and I need your book recommendations please! I was to-ing and fro-ing with getting a kindle, but I don't want to worry about it getting stolen on the beach and I'd much rather have a real book in my hands. So I need some holiday reads that are meaty enough to get me through 10 days of (blissfully) doing nothing, but that are not going to weigh down my hand luggage either.